Deep south movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant deep south movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, humorous, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with deep south, crimes, small town, death, deadly, dialogue, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Australia, Finland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as deep south: Boy Erased (2018), Bad Country (2014), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Payday (1973), Red Dirt (2000), A House Divided (2000), Foxfire Light (1983), Strange Fruit (2004), Miracle in the Woods (1997), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979).

List of deep south movies

Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, captivating, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, gay, lgbt teen, coming of age, college student, teen suicide, father son relationship, church, trust, prayer, humiliation ...
Place: arkansas, southern usa, new york
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Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, informant, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: maniac, vengeance, murder, small town, survival, violence spree, danger, haunted by the past, isolation, brutality, torture, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: southern usa, florida
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, media, righting the wronged, social worker, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: psychological, clever, witty, sincere, biting ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, love and romance, unfulfillment, musician's life, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, country ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
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Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, secret, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, drifter, social relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, leaving home, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, montana, louisiana ...
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A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, slavery, white male black female relationship, family secret, interracial relations, inheritance, court, secret, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry, social injustice, mixed race child ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
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Foxfire Light (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won't be intimidated by her.
Style: sexual, touching, captivating, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, family relations, romance, love and romance, youth, love triangle, parents and children, forbidden love, horse, southerner, deep south, farm ...
Time: 80s
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Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, society, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
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Miracle in the Woods (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the ...
Plot: hospital, secret, sibling relationship, mother daughter relationship, african american, funeral, forest, cat, sister sister relationship, deep south, brother brother relationship
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The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police corruption, countryside, car chase, cousin cousin relationship, farm, car, chase, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry, buddies, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, southern usa, georgia, kentucky
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, sheriff, small town, violence, police brutality, racial slur, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, not serious, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: family gatherings, death in the family, single parent, family relations, reunion, family life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, georgia, united states
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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music band, music, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, united states ...
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The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: dark humor, humorous, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: cons and scams, painting, heist, murder, african american, crime gone awry, friends, religious fundamentalist, racism, sheriff, tunnel, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
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Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, human prey ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
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Frankenfish (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: animal horror, biologist, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, survival, track down, genetic engineering, escapades, danger, monster, eaten alive, fish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: adventure, buddies, friends, chases and races, disorder, heroes, partners, countryside, incompetent police, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
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Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, pimp, escape, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, prison life, on the road, unlikely criminals, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, rebelliousness, dignity, punishment, escape attempt, death, human spirit, death of parent, respect, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: florida, southern usa
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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, woman in danger, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, southern usa
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Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, rescue, survival, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: controversial, disturbing, sexual, rough, epic ...
Plot: plantation, injustice, sexual abuse, racism, rape, brutality, death, sadism, captivity, slavery, cruelty, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1850s, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, mississippi river, memphis, virginia
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2001 Maniacs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, scary, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, racism, serial killer, violence spree, gory, slasher, violence, gays and lesbians, animal cruelty, american civil war, psychopath, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa, florida, georgia
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Gal Young Un (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mattie, a widow living in the backwoods of Florida during Prohibition, meets Trax, a charming man much younger that herself. Trax is a womanizing, lying bootlegger who needs money and he sets his sights on Mattie who can support him. After ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: forest, smuggler, love and romance, contests and competitions, dishonesty, romance, betrayal, couples, infidelity, siblings relations, courtroom drama, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, southern usa
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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, social relations, youth, family, society, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
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Brother John (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mysterious man John Kane (Sidney Poitier) who, when he returns to his hometown in Alabama for his sister's funeral, is thought to be an outside labor agitator - until it's revealed that he's really a heavenly messenger. The plot ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, labor strike, picket line, racial tension, price of justice, small town, discrimination, workplace situations, homecoming, family problems, death in the family, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
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